||Creating More Committed Employees through Transformational Leadership:
A Study of Employees in Taiwan Electronic Industry
||Creating More Committed Employees through Transformational Leadership:
A Study of Employees in Taiwan Electronic Industry
||Institute of International Management (IIMBA--Master)(on the job class)
In today’s world of technological advancement and the ever-changing marketplace, downsizing, layoffs and involuntary separations are a part of the organizational life cycle. Continue downsizing by organizations is having an effect on the commitment and attitudes of employees. Researchers have noted the consequences of a lack of a commitment to the organization: poor performance, absenteeism and turnover. Leaders can have an impact on the attitudes and overall commitment of their employees by taking positive steps to create a work environment that indicates by action and not mere rhetoric, that employee is valued and seen as an integral part of the organizational success.
The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between leadership styles and organizational commitment of employees in Taiwan electronic companies. This study included four transformational leadership, the three components of organizational commitment and demographic characteristics and tested their relationshiops. 141 questionnaires were collected from the employees in the three Taiwan electronic engineering companies.
This study found that among the four transformational leadership styles individualized consideration and inspirational motivation had the most positive influence on organizational commitment and intellectual stimulation had no relationship with organizational commitment.
LIST OF TABLES III
LIST OF FIGURES VIII
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 Research Background 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 5
1.3 Purpose of the Study 6
1.4 Significance of the Study 7
1.5 Research Motivation 8
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW 11
2.1 Transformational Leadership 11
2.2 Organizational Commitment 19
2.2.1 Organizational Commitment and Its Consequences 22
2.2.2 Importance of Commitment 23
2.2.3 Measurement of Organizational Commitment 24
2.3 The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Organizational Commitment 25
2.4 The relationships between Demographic Characteristics and Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment 27
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 29
3.1 Sampling Design 29
3.2 Research Questions and Hypotheses 30
3.3 Survey Instrument 33
3.4 Questionnaire Design 33
3.5 Research Methods 36
CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA 38
4.1 Characteristics of the Respondents 38
4.2 Reliability Analysis of the Research Variables 40
4.3 Descriptive Data Analysis of Research Factors 42
4.4 Data Analysis 44
4.5 Relationships between Demographic Variables and the Research Variables 50
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS 55
5.1 Summary of Findings 55
5.2 Limitations and Research Suggestions 58
5.3 Implications 59
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